When Lauren Wright and Samie Hamilton met at a beauty salon in Shrewsbury they hit it off straight away.
And when they found out they were going to be neighbours at Galliers’ Bomere Green development they were even more delighted.
Lauren explains: “It was pure coincidence that I met Samie when we were both having our eyelashes done in Shrewsbury. We got on immediately and couldn’t believe it when we found out we were going to be living next door to each other.
“The whole experience of buying from Galliers has been great and that really has put the cherry on top of this whole thing!” she added.
Graphic designer Lauren and her partner Luke Jones, an engineer for Severn Trent, took their first step onto the housing ladder when they bought a three-bedroom Carrington design.
“We chose Galliers because they have a wonderful reputation and I’ve had friends buy their properties and they are always gorgeous and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things.
“We decided on Bomere because number one it’s a lovely site - we love the fact it’s in the countryside but still only 10 minutes from Shrewsbury which is perfect for our work/social lives.
“And finally we bought the Carrington as it’s the perfect size for our first home. It’s spacious with a large living room and en suite shower room - everything we need to start our lives together.
“All the rooms are a great size and bright and airy. It was also an amazing price!
“The Help to Buy scheme was so easy and an absolute life saver as there is no way we could’ve bought the house if it wasn’t available to us.
“Sales manager Sue was absolutely lovely. In fact the whole Galliers team have been a dream. They are so thoughtful and just go above and beyond to make this a lovely exciting experience rather than it being scary and stressful (which is what I expected).
“I couldn’t ask to have a better team to be buying my first house with. Sue was the one who made me realise that my dream home was actually possible.
“She made me feel so comfortable and special and just went above and beyond for me and Luke. Sales advisor Jules was also just a star - she came out on days she wasn’t supposed to and gave up her spare time to make sure that everything was perfect for us.
“And her colleague Pat is brilliant. She gets just as excited about the house as we do! And always happy to help with option choices.
“We were offered a few incentives for example our carpets which we were incredibly grateful for. But the add-on packages are a really reasonable price and the choices are beautiful.
“Overall I cannot knock Galliers at all and should we decide to move I would 100% buy with them again and I would encourage anyone considering a new home to look into their gorgeous developments!”
Samie, a car fleet co-ordinator, and her partner Hayden, who works as a steel erector, were living just around the corner from Bomere Heath with her mum.
They chose the development due to its location and found the sales advisors very friendly when buying their Carrington home.
“We were looking for our first place together and ideally wanted it to be close to my family. We noticed that Galliers were building in Bomere Heath and when showed the floor plan for the semi-detached three bedroom houses we were sold straight away!
“We would not have been able to afford our house without the Help to Buy scheme due to a couple of factors, the main one being our age as I am only 19 and Hayden is 20, so many mortgage suppliers wouldn't have let us have a mortgage without a guarantor.
“Galliers’ financial advisors help to explain the Help to Buy scheme to us and allowed us to ask them as many questions as we needed to so we were confident in the process.
“All the sales advisors have been very helpful and easy to talk to. We have enjoyed picking out every aspect of our house with them and asking them a million questions!
“We reserved our house the first weekend and we were offered carpets throughout. We also used the recommended solicitors so we received £1,000 towards our legal fees.
“Myself and Hayden have found it an amazing process and the sales advisors have made it as stress free as possible.”